Following the Government’s announcements of 16 March, Codsall Arts Festival Committee has agreed with Foden’s Band that the performance on Sat 21st March will not take place due to circumstances beyond our control (coronavirus).
A warm welcome is extended to this internationally acclaimed band.
To celebrate the relief of Mafeking during the Boer War in 1900, a brass band was established in the village of Elworth, in Cheshire. The band was adopted by local industrialist Edwin Foden to become the Foden’s Motorworks Band. From these humble beginnings few would have thought this band would win twelve British Open titles, fourteen National Championships of Great Britain and an unparalleled number of double hat-tricks.
Around the world Foden’s Band is a trademark that musicians associate with inestimable class and musicianship. This fact is reflected in the wide variety of countries that the band has toured, such as Italy, Norway and Israel.
Foden’s has been associated with many renowned conductors including Howard Snell and Michael Fowles. Each has developed the band’s ever-increasing repertoire and also the band’s standards, allowing them to provide audiences with musically aesthetic performances as well as stepping outside the boundaries of the usual brass band.
The band has won numerous awards for CD releases and regularly appears on television and radio as well as performing in the UK’s leading concert halls.
“Foden’s band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style” – Mark Wilkinson